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Although as previous reviewers have mentioned, the stop is small with signage and a trash can. You don't have to be a fan or Willa Cather or have even heard of her to enjoy the beauty of the 600 or so acres of preserved prairie....More
Willa Cather writes about living in the prairie states, and visiting 'Her' prairie does give one the feeling of great expanse and 'aloneness' that comes across in her books. The prairie is being restored, and has a ways to go.
A nice opportunity to see the open land Cather wrote about. Remember to do a careful tick check after your walk! If you are able to visit the Tallgrass Prairie in the Kansas Flint Hills, that is a more expansive and well-established prairie.
We took a short walk through the prairie in early October. It was so quiet. I am sure it can be stark and severe in the winter, but that day was beautiful and it gave me a sense of the prairie before it was settled....More
This swath of original prairie is carefully tended and shows what the prairie looked like when early settlers, like Willa Cather's family, arrived, with native grasses, wildflowers, and animals. It's evocative and incredibly beautiful.
Start your Cather experience in the old opera house. If you want to tour the home and the museum then a guide will take you there, but recommend you call in advance to arrange this. The staff is most accommodating. Right now they have a...More